Just two decades after the turn of the twentieth century a local businessman decided to generate some capital. Showing plans of a new skyscraper, he went around and solicited investors for his plan.
Just after construction began the investors knew something was wrong. After all what was being built wasn’t what they were investing in at all.
After much of the investors dismay, it was finally revealed that the original blueprints were set in inches and not feet. They got exactly what they had invested, and our local businessman got $250,000 for little more than a drawing and the “Worlds Littlest Skyscraper”.
After two decades in space, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is [at] the end of its remarkable journey of exploration. Having expended almost every bit of the rocket propellant it carried to Saturn, operators are deliberately plunging Cassini into the planet to ensure Saturn’s moons will remain pristine for future exploration. (NASA)
How Cassini Communicates to Us
Earth uses the Deep Space Network (DSN) to communicate with Cassini. The DSN is a powerful collection of antennas that are scattered in 3 areas around the globe that are run by JPL for NASA. (JPL/NASA)
It’s even possible to watch the status of the DSN’s live
Cassini had an S-band transmitter (2 to 4 GHz) similar to wireless networks, and also a K2-band transmitter (26.5 GHz to 40 GHz). The K2-band allows for higher bandwidth communications used with long range satellites. (S-band, K2-band)
Moments before the crash and the last communication
One of the strangest things that has been discovered after NASA crashed Cassini is this strange audio recording. NASA cut these last few seconds from the public released version of the audio. It’s very difficult to understand the spoken words. But, given the landscape of Saturn, could these be people or even trapped souls?
What do you think?
I could not re-source the site I downloaded the audio from, it has been removed. Many things you hear and see from NASA are somehow removed, or air brushed after an original gets released. So, I have to ask… Is it a hoax?